Bob Garino http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Crops Behind Schedule, But Conditions Much Improved Over Last Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-crops-behind-schedule-conditions-much-improved-over-last-year <p>The heavy rains that caused flooding across portions of Missouri this spring have also led to improved soil conditions for crops grown in the Show-Me State.</p><p>The exceptionally-wet spring did cause delays in getting corn, cotton and soybeans in the ground.&nbsp; But Bob Garino, Missouri Statistician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome">(USDA)</a> state office in Columbia, says conditions are much better than a year ago when 2012's drought and heat wave began to take hold.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 22:52:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27412 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Crops Behind Schedule, But Conditions Much Improved Over Last Year